President's Reports

President’s Report October 2023

To All AFHM Members and Supporters:


Let’s get ready to celebrate! Our annual fundraising dinner is just ahead on November 4th at the O’Connor’s Restaurant in Westampton. The cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres starts at 5:30pm, followed by a choice of main entree options. 

There’s still time to reserve your seats and enjoy the evening as we honor the Burlington Mercer Chamber of Commerce President Bill Ryan. We will also be honored with an after-dinner presentation by none other than his excellency “General George Washington”! Please plan to attend and support our all-volunteer non-profit military history organization. 

A recap of activities this past month include:

– Participation in the Springfield Township Community Day on September 24th, and the Josna Polana golf tournament on October 16th, both of which serve to promote our mission in the region. Two more mobile events are scheduled for October 28th (Florence Township Fall Fest) and November 4th *Marine Corps Birthday in South Philadelphia)

– Hosted a “Veterans Breakfast” podcast at the Town and Country Diner on October 20th as conducted by Todd DePastino who brought this unique program experience to us from the Pittsburgh area where he hosts it on a weekly basis. A total of 30+ attended with several sharing their varied and engaging military experiences. This proved to be a very successful event as judged by feedback from attendees. 

– Burlington Mercer and Burlington City Chamber events at Mannino’s Italian restaurant and the Union House as part of our ongoing business community outreach 

– The successful partnership with O’Connor’s Restaurant to offer our Revolutionary War private label tribute wines to patrons (Thanks to Heather Viruet and the One Hope Winery in Napa Valley, CA!).  Also being offered will be wood presentation wine boxes as crafted by our own Victor Ramos!

– Selection of Burlington Press as our website, Facebook, and social media communications provider, replacing CaddisArt who has closed their business operation


Going forward we are in the process of transitioning some of the Lawrence House exhibits to create a better war era and military history chronology flow. Unfortunately, this effort has been halted due to medical issues of Rich Hill. In this regard we hope for his quick recovery and ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers accordingly. 

As a final note we have initiated discussions with a museum design architect to provide insights and guidance toward enhancing our museum experience with the public. Please stayed tuned for more information as we look to benefit from this museum initiative. 


Respectfully submitted, 


Roy Plummer, President AFHM